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15 Best Songs of the Week: Elbow, Iron & Wine and Fiona Apple, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and More

Plus Camera Obscura, Julia Holter, St. Vincent, La Luz, King Hannah, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 08, 2024

Welcome to the eighth Songs of the Week of 2024. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because we were deep in deadline-mode finishing our new print issue, so this week’s Songs of the Week covers the last two weeks. To be honest, we are still putting the finishing touches on the issue today and tomorrow, but there were so many notable songs released in the last two weeks that we still had to find the time to do a Songs of the Week today. More

Mar 06, 2024

Iron & Wine (aka Sam Beam) is releasing a new album, Light Verse, on April 26 via Sub Pop. Now he has shared its second single, “All in Good Time,” which is a duet with Fiona Apple. The string-backed song plays like a classic country duet from the 1970s. Iron & Wine has also announced some new UK and EU tour dates. More

Oct 07, 2022

Fiona Apple has shared a new song, “Where the Shadows Lie.” It is from the official soundtrack for season one of Amazon Studios’ The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The song was written by series composer Bear McCreary and appears in the season finale of the show. More

Fiona Apple Shares Statement in Response to Roe v. Wade Reversal

Apple States She Will Be Giving Money to Abortion Funds Instead of Politicians

Jun 27, 2022

Fiona Apple has shared a video response to the recent reversal of Roe v. Wade. In the video, released via the Fiona Apple Rocks YouTube channel, Apple expressed her dismay at the situation. More

Sharon Van Etten Shares Fiona Apple Cover of “Love More”

epic Ten Due Out Tomorrow via Ba Da Bing

Apr 15, 2021

Sharon Van Etten has shared a cover of “Love More,” originally featured on her 2010 Epic album, performed by Fiona Apple. The new cover is the seventh and final song release from her upcoming anniversary album, epic Ten, which will be tomorrow (Apr. 16) via Ba Da Bing. More

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2020

A Terrible Year Yielded Some Not Terrible Music

Jan 15, 2021

So, 2020 was quite an uneventful year wasn’t it? Nothing much of note happened. It was pretty boring. But at least there were some decent records to liven things up. This is the intro to our Best Albums of 2020 list I wish I could be writing. More

Nov 24, 2020

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards were just announced via livestream on the official Grammys website, and among the first to be announced were the nominations in the rock and alternative categories. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, January 30, 2021 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center live on CBS. Trevor Noah will host. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Walter Martin, Fiona Apple, I Break Horses, The Death of Pop, and More

Plus Muzz, Ela Minus, Austra, Faye Webster, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 17, 2020

Welcome to the fifteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week under lockdown, with lots of debate on when things can get back to normal. Still not anytime soon it seems. More

Fiona Apple – Stream the Long Awaited New Album

Fetch the Bolt Cutters Out Now via Epic

Apr 17, 2020

Fiona Apple recently announced her intentions to release a new album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, without the standard months and months of advance warning and promotion, and now the album is here via Epic. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. More

Dec 12, 2019

Phoebe Bridgers has shared a new Christmas track, “7 O’Clock News/Silent Night,” which features Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger (of The National). It is a cover of the Christmas standard “Silent Night,” but it features Berninger as an anchorman reading the news. All profits from the track will be donated to Planned Parenthood. More

Fiona Apple and Michael Whalen Share New Anti-Trump Song - “Tiny Hands”

Released in Conjunction with the Women's March on Washington

Jan 17, 2017

Back in December Fiona Apple shared an anti-President-Elect Donald Trump Christmas parody song entitled “Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” Now she has shared another anti-Trump song/chant, “Tiny Hands.” More

Watch Fiona Apple Sing Her New Song “Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire”

Nat King Cole Parody Ends With Apple Ripping Up Photo of the President-Elect

Dec 06, 2016

Fiona Apple has shared a video on Tumblr of her singing a new Christmas song “Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” which is a parody of Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song,” but with President-Elect Donald Trump in her sights. More

Sep 27, 2016

Andrew Bird has been doing a series of shows from his living room called “Live From the Great Room” that he’s been posting to his Facebook page. The latest installment features Fiona Apple, who guested on “Left Handed Kisses” on Bird’s most recent album, Are You Serious, which came out in April via Loma Vista. More

Listen: Andrew Bird - “Left Handed Kisses” (featuring Fiona Apple)

Are You Serious Due Out April 1 via Loma Vista

Feb 26, 2016

Andrew Bird is releasing his new album, Are You Serious, on April 1 via his new label, Loma Vista. Previously he shared its first single, “Capsized,” which he also performed on Conan. The album features contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills and now Bird has shared “Left Handed Kisses,” his collaboration with Apple. Listen below. More

Mar 31, 2014

Our go-to musician for emotional ballads, sometimes we forget that at the end of the day Fiona Apple is still a person in possession of a sense of humor. More

Jan 15, 2014

We’ve already heard Beck and Vampire Weekend’s contributions to Starbucks’ Sweethearts compilation (due out February 4). Now you can here Fiona Apple’s take on Anton Karas tune, “I’m in the Middle of a Riddle.” More

Beck, Fiona Apple, Vampire Weekend to Contribute to Starbucks Valentine’s Day Compilation

Also Featuring Sharon Jones, Phosphorescent, and Jim James

Dec 11, 2013

For those who like to plan way in advance when it comes to getting something special for your significant other on Valentine’s Day, Hear Music/Concord Music and Starbucks have announced the fifth installment of their love song covers compilation Sweeheart 2014. More

Listen: Two New Songs From Fiona Apple’s Portland Performance

Titled "I Want You To Love Me" and "Tipple"

Oct 11, 2013

As promised on her nationwide tour alongside singer/songwriter Blake Mills, Fiona Apple has been debuting a number of new songs into her live performances of late. More

Fiona Apple Heckled During Portland Concert

Audience Member Targeted Artist's Health

Oct 04, 2013

Back in August while performing a Louis Vuitton party in Tokyo, Fiona Apple walked offstage when the crowd refused to stop talking during her set, at one point climbing on top of her piano to get her point across. More

Sep 13, 2013

Fiona Apple has teamed up with Chipotle in a new ad advocating against modern factory farming techinques. More

Aug 14, 2013

Last month Fiona Apple announced that she would be embarking on a special collaborative tour with longtime friend and musical artist Blake Mills this fall. More

Fiona Apple Announces Collaborative Tour With Blake Mills

Will Include "Original Yet to be Released Material"

Jul 29, 2013

Fiona Apple has announced plans for a collaborative tour alongside singer/songwriter Blake Mills. More

Watch: Fiona Apple – “Hot Knife” Video

Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson

Jul 24, 2013

Last year, Fiona Apple released The Idler Wheel… and tormented us with “what ifs?” What if she made an album more than every seven years? Her video for album track “Hot Knife” has us wondering the same thing. More

Dec 12, 2012

The 2013 Academy Awards has revealed the shortlist for its Best Original Song category. More

Listen: Fiona Apple - “Dull Tool”

Featured on This is 40 Soundtrack

Nov 19, 2012

Last month word surfaced that Fiona Apple would be contributing an original track to the upcoming Judd Apatow film This Is 40. More

Oct 23, 2012

Despite her recent run-in with the law Fiona Apple has still qualified herself for having a great year thanks to her excellent new album The Idler Wheel… More

Fiona Apple Arrested For Drug Possession

She’s Feeling Like a Criminal

Sep 20, 2012

Fiona Apple’s tour behind excellent new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Dohit a snag today when the singer/songwriter was arrested for possession of pot. More

Watch: Fiona Apple Play “Fallon”

Performs "Anything We Want," Covers Paul McCartney

Jun 19, 2012

With her new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do finally seeing release today, Fiona Apple made her late night television return yesterday appearing on Jimmy Fallon. More

Fiona Apple Adds Tour Dates

Supporting The Idler Wheel...

Jun 18, 2012

Clearly aware that her prolonged absence was in need of some sort of amends, Fiona Apple has added a number of new shows set to take place through September and October in support of her new album The Idler Wheel… More

Stream Fiona Apple’s New Album

Listen to The Idler Wheel... in Full

Jun 11, 2012

After a number of teasing singles and debuting perhaps the strangest music video you’ll see all year, the newly reemerged Fiona Apple has allowed the entirety of her forthcoming new album The Idler Wheel… to stream online. More

Watch: Fiona Apple Video – “Every Single Night”

Snails and Squids and Brains, Oh My!

Jun 10, 2012

It’s Saturday night—prime time for a super freaky new video from Fiona Apple. We have the clip. More

Listen: Fiona Apple - “Werewolf”

New Track Off Idler Wheel...

Jun 04, 2012

Leading up to the release of her forthcoming new album The Idler Wheel… later this month, Fiona Apple has followed the record’s first single “Every Single Night” with a new track entitled “Werewolf.” More

Listen: Fiona Apple - “Every Single Night”

First Official Single From New Album

Apr 23, 2012

After debuting it last month during her SXSW performance, one of Fiona Apple‘s newest tracks, “Every Single Night,” has turned out to be the first official single to her forthcoming new album The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. More

Listen: Fiona Apple Live at SXSW Showcase

Included New Single "Every Single Night”

Apr 12, 2012

Last month Fiona Apple returned to the stage with a number of showcase appearances at SXSW. More

Fiona Apple Announces Album Art and Tracklist

The Idler Wheel is Due Out June 26

Apr 02, 2012

Fiona Apple—who made a nervous but welcomed live comeback at SXSW—has announced the art work and tracklist for forthcoming album The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. More

Watch: Fiona Apple Performs New Song “Valentine”

A View From Her SXSW performance

Mar 19, 2012

Fiona Apple used the recently completed SXSW to make her return to the stage, appearing in showcases for NPR and Pitchfork. (See our review here.) In addition to dipping into her back catalogue, the moody songstress used the opportunity to debut a few new tunes, including new track, “Valentine.” More

Mar 17, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go. At any rate, after a full (read: exhausting) day Under the Radar’s second SXSW day party (where every band on the bill could be dubbed a “personal favorite”) I found it in me to stagger over to Pitchfork’s showcase at the Presbyterian Church for Fiona Apple, Charli XCX, Purity Ring, and Grimes. More

Watch/Listen: Fiona Apple Plays New Tracks At SXSW

Debuts New Songs "Anything We Want" and "Every Single Night"

Mar 15, 2012

Fiona Apple performed her first bit of new material in seven years at a SXSW showcase last night. More

Mar 07, 2012

Fiona Apple has announced the name of her forthcoming fourth album. Ready for it? More

Fiona Apple Announces a Brief U.S. Tour

Dates This March Kick Off at SXSW

Feb 21, 2012

Reclusive singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is heading back out into the world. We have her live dates. More


Jun 22, 2012

Since her 1996 debut Tidal, Fiona Apple has split her time between playing the little girl lost and the woman scornedalternately struggling for freedom from lousy lovers and childhood horrors. On the epically titled The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, her first album in seven years, Apple is back to fighting the enemy within, expelling the tangled cacophony of her demons into song. More

Mar 19, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go. More